Have you tried rebooting your computer?

FT Alphaville’s Paul Murphy sums up the day:

_PM: Hi there

PM: Welcome to Markets Suspended.

PM: As you can image, Alphaville HQ has been a picture of tranquillity this morning.

PM: The only noteworthy things that have happened is that the US treasury has launched the biggest bailout in history and the London Stock Exchange is broken.

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But don’t worry, they have a LIVE incident website, so you can see just how soon things will be back to normal! (Current ETA: unknown.)

Side note: Kudos to ThisIsLondon for their choice of picture - an LSE screen showing a sea of red, and a chart dropping almost vertically - to go with this caption:

Boost: The FTSE rose by 3.7 per cent on opening following the Bush administration’s decision to bail-out the America’s two biggest mortgage lenders